Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer 50th Anniversary + Giveaway


I was sent a sampling of books to facilitate my post. I did receive monetary compensation. Giveaway prizing provided by Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. Opinions are all my own. Did you have any idea that this year marks the 50th Anniversary of the longest running and highest rated holiday special of all time. If you’re reading […]

Let’s talk about books

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This post contains affiliate links.  Let’s talk about book for a bit. With so many great movies coming out lately, it’s imperative that I read the books first. I’ve learned this the hard way. So many times a movie ruins a good book. I always find comfort in knowing the book is usually always better […]

Win a copy of Madame Picasso

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Prizing and samples courtesy of Harlequin. Post does contain affiliate links. *Giveaway has ended* I’ve always loved to read, but I don’t always have the time to set aside to sit back, relax, and read. With two young children, two blogs, and a house and husband to care for, reading has had to take a […]

Planning the Perfect Party is easier than you thought

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I was sent a free copy of this book to facilitate this post. Giveaway is sponsored by Capstone Young Readers. School is out, summer has arrived, and it’s time to party! Planning the perfect party is easier than you thought. Planning Perfect Parties: The Girls’ Guide to Fun, Fresh, Unforgettable Events by Capstone Young Readers gives children […]

Books to read this summer, including Little Mercies


This is a sponsored post on behalf of Harlequin. This article does contain affiliate links. Summer is the perfect time to read a good book or two. Even with the kids out of school and a really busy summer schedule, I hope you find a little bit of time to get lost in a great book. […]

Minnie In Paris – Fashion is Minnie’s Passion + Giveaway

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I was sent a copy of this book to facilitate this review. Post contains affiliate links. Prizing courtesy of Disney Press & Disney Store. Update: Giveaway has ended. Congrats to Stephanie J. for winning. I really enjoy reading to my children, and they love for me to read to them. Every night, after the kids have their […]

Capstone Book for Young Readers is a SMASH-ingly great gift


Are your kids fascinated by all things that rumble, crumble and crash, a new series by Capstone Book for Young Readers is a SMASH-ingly great gift for this holiday season! My kids love to read, even more than reading, they love to dig in mud, destroy stuff, and do what kids do best, get downright […]

Mama and Baby Love’s newest cookbook is now available


Mama and Baby Love’s NEWEST Cookbook is Now Available and I highly recommend you check it out. If this book is anything like Stephanie’s Slow Cooker Cookbook then I’m sure it’s amazing. I’ve already downloaded my copy of Gluten-Free Grain-Free and I can’t wait to get started. I’ve been a big fan of Stephanie’s for a […]

Book preview: Return on Relationship

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Book Preview: Return on Relationship from Ted Rubin and Kathryn Rose. While attending my very first blog conference in New Orleans last year I had the privilege of meeting Ted Rubin. I was the microphone wrangler during his keynote address where he spoke about the very essence of his new book, Return on Relationship. I know […]

National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: The perfect gift to give this holiday season

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I’m so excited to share an amazing and heart-warning new book that is perfect for gift giving, the National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar! National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry is edited by J. Patrick Lewis, the U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate. This beautiful book contains 200 poems, both classics […]

Christmas with the First Ladies #NGFirstLadies


I love the holidays, probably more than the next person. I enjoy giving to others, cooking, and baking, but most of all, I love to decorate. When I think of decorating for the holidays I’m always reminded of how they do it at the White House, after all, no one celebrates Christmas quite like the […]

Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project


Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project is both a timeless benefit effort and a uniquely compelling multimedia experience. The project—which incorporates a 2-CD, 26-song set; a lavishly illustrated hardcover book of 17 songs from the album; a corresponding e-book encompassing the entire collection; and a documentary film and web series —gathers many of contemporary musical […]

Review of Simple Secrets to a Happy Life


I just put down Simple Secrets to a Happy Life by Luci Swindoll and I really enjoyed it. Luci highlights 50 ways to make the most of every day. I don’t know about you but I could always use a little advice on how to make the most of each day and extract little bits of […]